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Center for Study of Science, Technology and Policy (CSTEP) is a not-for-profit research organisation incorporated in 2005 u/s 25 of The Companies Act, 1956. As one of the largest Think Tank in South-East Asia, its mission is to enrich policy-making with innovative approaches using science and techno...

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Center for Study of Science, Technology and Policy (CSTEP) is a not-for-profit research organisation incorporated in 2005 u/s 25 of The Companies Act, 1956. As one of the largest Think Tank in South-East Asia, its mission is to enrich policy-making with innovative approaches using science and techno...

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Center for Study of Science, Technology and Policy (CSTEP) is a not-for-profit research organisation incorporated in 2005 u/s 25 of The Companies Act, 1956. As one of the largest Think Tank in South-East Asia, its mission is to enrich policy-making with innovative approaches using science and techno...

Dr. Jai Asundi

Dr. Jai Asundi is the Research Coordinator at the Center for Study of Science, Technology and Policy, Bangalore, India. He is involved in projects related to Energy, Climate Policy, Sanitation and Security. His research interests lie in the areas of information technology for development. He is work...

Dr. Bellarmine

Dr. K.C. Bellarmine, Chief Financial Officer of CSTEP, holds a Ph.D. in Industrial Fisheries from Cochin University of Science and Technology. He has worked in the financial services sector for over two decades and has expertise in investment and corporate banking, structured financing and distresse...

Dr. Mridula Dixit Bharadwaj

Dr. Mridula Dixit Bharadwaj holds a Post Doctorate degree in Materials Science and Engineering from the University of Pittsburgh and Ph.D. in Chemistry from Bangalore University. Prior to CSTEP, she worked with the United States Steel Corporation and General Motors Corporation (R&D). Her areas o...

Bhupesh Verma

Bhupesh Verma is a Senior Research Analyst working in the wind energy domain at CSTEP. He holds an MBA in Biotechnology and Marketing from Shoolini University of Management Sciences, Himachal Pradesh and a Bachelor's degree in Biotechnology from Himachal Pradesh University. His research interest...

Shweta Srinivasan

Shweta Srinivasan is a Research Scientist and holds a Master's degree in Science, Society and Development from the Institute of Development Studies, University of Sussex and a Bachelor’s in Journalism and Mass Communication. At CSTEP, she works on policy research in low carbon energy polic...

Ragasudha

Ragasudha, Associate HR, holds  an MBA in HR from the Bharathiar University, Coimbatore and a Bachelor’s degree in Science from Sri Krishnadevaraya University, Andhra Pradesh. She has previously worked at Centum Electronics Pvt Ltd and has eight years of experience in the field of HR. Her...

Kaveri Ashok

Kaveri Ashok holds a Master’s in Nuclear Science and Technology from Delhi University and a Post Graduate degree in Physics from Delhi University. Prior to joining CSTEP, Kaveri worked at NIAS for 2.3 years. Her research interests lie in the areas of nuclear safety and security....

Roopa N.

Roopa N., Admin Officer, is in-charge of all secretarial duties to the Chairman and assists the HR Department with Recruitment Process, and the Communication and Policy Engagement team with outreach activities at CSTEP. She holds a Science degree and has done certificate courses in Computation and T...

Rekha N.

Rekha N., Admin Officer, works as a member of the Admin. team and is responsible for assisting the Executive Director and coordinate administrative activities at CSTEP. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Science and has over 16 years of work experience....

Shiva Sandeep Reddy P.

Shiva Sandeep Reddy P. is Engineer-Technical Staff and handles the IT Infrastructure at CSTEP. He holds a Bachelor's in Electronics and Communication Engineering from Sri Vishveshwaraiah Institute of Science and Technology, Madanapalle....

Vivek Vaidyanathan

Vivek Vaidyanathan is a Research Scientist working on urban infrastructure related projects. He holds a Master’s degree in Social Work from the Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai. He is currently pursuing his Ph.D from TU Delft, Netherlands. He has close to 10 years of work experience i...

Murali Ramakrishnan

Murali Ramakrishnan, Senior Research Analyst, holds a Master’s degree in Public Policy from Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, National University of Singapore. He has a Bachelor’s in Computer Science from Anna University, Tamil Nadu. He has previously worked with CSTEP as a research ...

Milind Ravindranath

Milind  has completed MSc. (Engg) in Computational Science from IISc Bangalore and holds a Bachelor’s degree in Electrical and Electronics Engineering from NITK, Surathkal. He has worked as a Visiting Scholar at Carleton University, Ottawa on circuit simulation under the Canadian Commonwe...

Prof. Umesh Waghmare

Professor Umesh Waghmare is currently Professor in the Theoretical Sciences Unit of Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research (JNCASR), Bangalore. He obtained his doctorate degree in applied physics in 1996 from Yale University, and did postdoctoral research in Harvard University (199...

Roshna N

Roshna N holds a Master's Degree in Chemical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru. Her areas of interest include the study of non-Newtonian fluids-granular materials, purification of waste water containing heavy metals using sugarcane bagasse, experimental studies of flow ...

Suhas Bannur

Suhas Bannur completed his M.S in Mechanical Engineering from Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore. His areas of interest include Solar Thermal, Fluid Mechanical Heat Transfer, Thermodynamics and New Product Development....

Arijit Chanda

Arijit completed his M.Tech, Climate Science, from the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore. His areas of interest include meteorological flow modelling and pollution dispersion modelling....

Dr. Pratima Singh

Dr. Pratima Singh holds a Doctoral Degree in Natural Resources (Energy and Environment) from TERI University, New Delhi. Her doctoral research was on “Energy use and GHG emission analysis of urban wastewater infrastructure and scoping for use of renewable energy resources”. Her work focu...

Dr. Sarath Guttikunda

Dr.Sarath Guttikunda is a TED Fellow, founder of UrbanEmissions.Info (UEinfo, India), and an affiliate associate professor at Desert Research Institute (Reno, USA). His main research interest is analysis of urban emissions at local, regional, and global scales and finding ways to bridge the gap betw...

Anirban Banerjee

Anirban Banerjee holds a Bachelor’s degree in Electronics & Telecommunication from Shivaji University, Kolhapur. Prior to joining CSTEP, Anirban worked at the Centre for Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences, IISc.  for 5 years. His research interests lie in the areas of monsoon prediction...

Arjun Shanker

Arjun Shaker holds a Master of Science degree (B.Sc & M.Sc Dual Degree) in Biotechnology from Vellore Institute of Technology and Master of Science in Agribusiness from Texas A&M University. Prior to joining CSTEP, Arjun worked at an International Fund for Agricultural Development aided proj...

Pratah Jain

Pratah Jain has completed her Bachelor of Science from Mount Carmel College, Bangalore and MCA from Sri Jayachamarajendra College of Engineering, Mysore. She also holds an Executive MBA from the Indian Institute of Business Management. With over 17 years of experience, Pratah has worked with Infosys...

Poornima Kumar

Poornima Kumar holds a Master of Science degree in Environmental and Infrastructure Planning from the University of Groningen, The Netherlands as an Erasmus Mundus Scholar, and she has completed Bachelor of Architecture from the School of Architecture and Planning, Anna University. She is also curre...

Manasi Anand

Manasi Anand holds a Master’s degree in Biodiversity, Conservation and Management from the University of Oxford, UK and a Bachelor of Science degree from Mount Carmel College, Bangalore. Her research interests lie in the areas of sustainable development, natural resource governance and policy ...

Mohana Kumari

Mohana Kumari has completed M.tech in Computer Science from NMAM Institute of Technology, Nitte, Udupi. She has completed B.E in Computer Science from Sri Jayachamarajendra College of Engineering, Mysore. She previously worked with iSoty software services Pvt Ltd, Mysore. Her areas of...

Varun Raturi

Varun Raturi is pursuing Ph.D. in Transportation Engineering (Civil Engineering) from Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore. He has completed M.tech in Transportation Engineering (Civil Engineering) from Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore and B.tech in Civil Engineering from Visvesvaraya Natio...

Ilika Mohan

Ilika Mohan is pursuing Actuarial Sciences from the Institute of Actuaries of India (IAI). She has completed M.Sc. in Mathematics from the National University of Ireland, Maynooth and B.A. (Honours) Mathematics from Lady Shri Ram College, Delhi University.  She previously worked with The Energ...

Abhinav Misra

Abhinav Misra has completed B.Tech in Computer Science from Harcourt Butler Technological Institute, Kanpur.  He previously worked at IBM. His areas of interest include climate change and public health initiatives. ...

Luv Mehan

Luv Mehan is pursuing Post Graduation in Earth Science at Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore. His areas of interest include carbon sequestration, biofuels, and wastewater treatment....

Aravind Satish

Aravind Satish is pursuing B.E (Hons.) in Chemical Engineering from Birla Institute of Technology and Science, Pilani – Goa. His areas of interest include engineering in energy and environment....

Varchasva Tiwari

Varchasva Tiwari is pursuing B.Tech in Computer Science with specialization in Manufacturing Informatics from University of Petroleum & Energy Studies, Dehradun.  His areas of interest include Data structures, Algorithms. ...

Akash P

Akash has completed his B.E in Computer Science from VTU, Karnataka. His area of interest includes Computer Engineering....

Vidya K

Vidya K has completed her M.Sc. in Environmental Science from the University of Pune. Her area of interest includes paleoclimatology and climate sciences in general.    ...

Partha Das

Partha Das is pursuing PhD from Centre for Energy and Environment, MNIT Jaipur. He has completed his M.Tech (Energy Science and Technology) from School of Energy Studies, Jadavpur University and B.Tech in Electrical Engineer from Maulana Abul Kalam Azad University of Technology, West Bengal.  ...

Swarna S

Swarna S is pursuing B.Tech in Computer Science from East West Institute of Technology, Bangalore. Her areas of interest include Programming and Testing....

Udhaya Kumar V

Udhaya Kumar has completed MBA in Sustainable Management from Indian Institute of Management, Lucknow and B.E in Computer Science from Anna University.  He previously worked with Infosys limited. His areas of interest include Energy and Climate change....

Talk on Conflicting Biotechnology Regulatory Policies Comparative Analysis of the US and the Indian System

Prof. Shanthu Shantharam from the Seed Science Center, Biosafety Institute for the Genetically Modified Agricultural Products (BIGMAP), Iowa State University, visited CSTEP to deliver a talk on “Conflicting Biotechnology Regulatory Policies: Comparative Analysis of the US and the Indian System...

TISS Climate conference

Dr. Sujatha Byravan, Advisor, Nihit Goyal, Research Scientist and Debapriya Das, Senior Research Economist at CSTEP attended the TISS Climate Conference 2014, which was held in Mumbai at the Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS) campus....

Project Advisory Committee Meeting A Platform for Integrated Sanitation Investment Planning Proof of Concept Tool

Center for Study of Science Technology and Policy (CSTEP) organised a Project Advisory Committee Meeting for “A Platform for Integrated Sanitation Investment Planning – Proof-of-Concept Tool”. The meeting was attended by representatives from CSTEP, CEPT University, Arghyam, CDD Soc...

Workshop on Scientific Mining Policy and Critical Minerals in Kerala

Dr N. Balasubramanian, Advisor at CSTEP, was a panellist in a workshop titled ‘Scientific Mining Policy and Critical Minerals in Kerala’, organised by the State Planning Board, Kerala State Council for Science, Technology and Environment and Science and Technology Department, Government ...

International Conference on Status and Role of Social Science Research in Asia

Dr. Jai Asundi, Senior Research Scientist with CSTEP attended an International Conference on Status and Role of Social Science Science Research in Asian Countries hosted by the Indian Council for Social Science Research (ICSSR) and the International Development Research Centre (IDRC) in New Delhi....

The Launch Workshop for the India Energy Security Scenarios 2047

Dr. Anshu, Bharadwaj, Executive Director, and Deepthi Swamy, Sahil Ali and Shweta Srinivasan, researchers from the Center for Study of Science Technology and Policy (CSTEP) attended the launch workshop for the India Energy Security Scenarios 2047 (IESS), organised by the Planning Commission and Conf...

Talk on Low Carbon Growth

Dr S S Krishnan, Principal Investigator at the Center for Study of Science Technology and Policy (CSTEP) gave a talk on “National Initiatives and Low Carbon Growth Policy Options for India” at the 3rd Triennial International Workshop on Sustainable Energy for All: Transforming Commitment...

Workshop on Solar Thermal Testing and Simulator Facility

G Srilakshmi, Research Engineer from CSTEP attended a one day workshop on “Solar Thermal Testing and Simulator Facility” organised by the Department of Energy Science and Engineering, IIT-Bombay (IIT-B) in their campus in Mumbai....

Training on Folklore Payroll application

Manjunatha E, Associate Finance from the Center for Study of Science Technology and Policy (CSTEP) attended an orientation training session on Folklore Payroll application organised by Greytip Software Pvt. Ltd....

Workshop on Developing a Strategic Approach to Policy Engagement and Communication

Dr Annapoorna Ravichander, Head of Communication and Policy Engagement, Arushi Sen, Media Coordinator and Bhawna Welturkar, Graphic Designer from the Center for Study of Science Technology and Policy (CSTEP) attended a workshop organised by the Think Tank Initiative (TTI) and Institute of Developmen...

Workshop on Performance Assessment System

Sujaya Rathi, Principal Investigator, Smita Kumari Dolly, Research Engineer and Bhavna Sharma, Research Analyst from the Center for Study of Science Technology and Policy (CSTEP) attended a workshop conducted by the Centre for Environment Planning and Technology (CEPT) University, Ahmedabad....